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Is SHARING worth the effort?

Updated on June 22, 2012
Brett.Tesol
Brett.Tesol
J.S. Matthew
J.S. Matthew

A tribute to SHARING

After relentlessly trawling hub pages in the middle of a seven week hubpages addiction, I noticed regularly stumbling across the words 'SHARING' in many hubbers comments bar. Deciding to take matters into my own hands and research this topic myself, I discovered numerous hubs. Namely, ‘Do you like to share? Let’s help everyone get more readers’ by Brett.Tesol. After reading and absorbing the advice included in this hub, I decided to give this SHARING idea a go.



After only a few days of adopting this into my daily hubbing routine, I saw an increase in traffic to my pages, not to mention numbers in my followers list! WOW. A gradual excitement came over me which led to a near underwear wetting experience. Hence why you are reading this now! This, not so secret hub recipe, seems to actually work, even after only a few days! I must take my hat off to this knowledgeable, hub savvy and thoroughly friendly entrepreneur! What a fantastic idea! Congratulations sir.



Brett.Tesols’ idea looks to have really taken off. This has been complimented by an elite hubber (and seemingly all round good guy, J.S. Matthew) who wrote a tribute hub to his idea, ‘Why do I keep seeing thanks for SHARING in many great comments on hubs lately.’ As a seasoned hubber of 2 years and someone who evidently is in the hub know how, I’m not going to argue! Although I won’t go into detail on how to SHARE here, you will find details provided in the links mentioned above (after you are done here of course!).


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To SHARE or not to SHARE?

I can see how such an idea only benefits the whole hub pages community. It looks as though many hubbers have already benefited with the idea being passed around the hub community for around 5 months now.


People who are now SHARING are doing so to help others! It seems to me that Brett has assisted in unifying an online community who are willing and active in helping people that deserve it! Not to say that this didn’t occur beforehand, of course not. In his tribute hub J.S. Matthew, suggests it is a great idea that seems to be going viral on HubPages.” SHARING has been spreading like wild fire!


A realisation dawned upon me that there is an amount of fun and pleasure to be been gained throughout the process; you are broadening your horizons by educating yourself, forging friendships, helping others in the community whilst also potentially increasing your traffic and earnings! Again, WOW. Another aspect as to why I am paying homage to the idea here!


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SHARING Sensibly

You obviously don’t want to be commenting on unnecessary content that has no relevance to you. That is not the idea behind SHARING. This is highlighted by Brett where he writes, “as a note, please only pick quality hubs ...we want to support the writers that make an effort here and spread the words of articles that deserve it.” I’d second that, it’s not a good idea to SHARE every hub you read. He continues to add “When you make a comment, make it interesting and relevant ….. you do not want to look like or be a spammer! Otherwise you will lose your followers! Your comments say something about you, and show if you have actually read the article.” Evidently sound advice that everyone should take note of.


Now, if like me, you are new to Hubpages are looking for a head start, you will find these hubs especially helpful. However, advice and ideas are not limited to these experienced hubbers! They are just a couple in a hub sea of thousands and I apologise if I have missed anyone here. Make yourself known please!


Another aim here is to discover useful hubs for new and experienced hubbers. The internet is a constantly changing place and us, as hub dogs, are all needing to learn new tricks! If you have any suggestions that you feel will help the community or know of any Hubpages success stories, please feel free to SHARE below. Please remember though that Hubpages frowns upon self-promotion. This is not the aim here. The collective goal is to help fellow hubbers, learn a thing or two and create a positive experience for all along the way. What a truly inspirational place,I'm sure you'll agree! Brett.Tesol, thank you for SHARING!


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  • Dr Pooja profile image

    Dr Pooja 4 years ago

    Agree with you the whole sharing thing is just the in thing now and I too was wondering whether the effort is worth it.Thanks for your point of view.Actually shared now!!

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    I agree I think its such a great idea, thanks for SHARING! Will be paying you a visit shortly...

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    Ashish Joshi 4 years ago from India

    It is a nice start for someone like me who has just recently joined. I get to read so much from the people I'm following and even from the hubs shared by them.

    And I share this...

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    JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

    You have hand-picked the key elements of the best ideas on sharing practices related to this sharing campaign! This is a great Hub that continues the sharing epidemic with a new and fresh approach. I appreciate the backlinks and mention and I can attest that this has been very successful for all those involved. Excellent Hub! Voted up and SHARED!

    JSMatthew~

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    Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

    Hi livingabroad! As you know, i'm a fellow newbie and the sharing has made a huge difference to me also, it really is great! Both hubbers you mention i read and write great articles all should take on board. Well done on putting into words what many are thinking, including moi!! Voting and SHARING!!

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    Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

    Fantastic hub, livingabroad! Voting this up and sharing it with all my followers and then some. :)

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    Amber Lynn 4 years ago

    I am still relatively new to the wonderful Hub Pages experience, and found this article to be very useful about sharing. Thanks!

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    WhydThatHappen 4 years ago

    I recently began sharing as well, even after onl a short time here at hubpages, and I've noticed a benefit too. Thank you TToombs for sharing this informative and friendly hub with me

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    Bill 4 years ago from western pennsylvania

    I have been sharing a lot more lately. It is a great idea Oh by the way shared.

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    Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

    Following the advice of the hubbers that you mentioned has made drastic changes all the way around for me! Thanks for the great article!

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    I'm glad this will help another starter, you can learn so much here in such a short space of time! Happy Sharing!

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    Thanks for your kind comments. It's always good to give credit to people who are making a difference here on Hubpages and helping the community. I'm merely another hubber who continues to preach the word! I'm beginning to wonder how many people are already following the trend? Thank you for SHARING!

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    Great to see that the idea is having a positive influence on yet another new hubber! Thank you for your gracious comment SuzieHQ! I continue to enjoy reading and SHARING your work. Keep up the good work!

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    Hi Angel198625. Also glad that this has been useful for you! Such a great idea can only improve and make many peoples hubbing experience positive!

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    Thanks for the positive feedback TToombs! I can't imagine a life without sharing anymore! I look forward to reading your hubs.

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    IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

    I agree with the sharing thing. It can help others gain info from others. It helps hubbers find topics that may be of interest to them. One of the best hubs I've read.

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    Paul Richard Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

    This is an excellent hub about the benefits of sharing. Yes, sharing is worth the effort, however it must be done sensibly only if you see the value in a hub and can add a worthwhile comment. Voted up and sharing.

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    Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

    For a 'newbie' you catch on quick! Brett and J.S. not only hit the nail on the head but have helped educate and spread a really good concept. Not only does it provide us with quality hubs to read, as you have all figured out by now, it helps the hubber. As mentioned by Brett and again in your hub, only share the hubs that are quality hubs or hubs that you enjoy and think others should read. I think this is one of them!

    Voted up, useful and interesting. Oh, and sharing with my followers.

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    Sharing evidently is caring! Thanks for stopping by!

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    Haha great handymanbill! Keep spreading the word!

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    Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

    Awesome hub, I love your energy in this piece! It is clear that you are enjoying Hubpages, but also that you are really getting involved in the community too ... a great thing to see from such a new hubber.

    Thank you for such a great tribute too! The sharing idea was one that I wasn't sure would catch on, but man did it have an amazing effect and I am so happy that it has helped improve things for other hubbers ... talk about a feel good factor!

    Let the SHARING continue, the more that know about this, the better it is for everyone that likes teamwork and to share good things.

    Up, Awesome, Tweeting, SHARING and posting on Pinterest ;-).

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    Always good to here another success story here! Congratulations! Thank you for the kind comment. I look forward to reading your hubs :)

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    Wow, thank you so much for the nice words about this hub. Like you I agree, when somebody shares an undoubtedly great hub and I come across it, I'm grateful that it has been SHARED. As we all have many interest's this is idea allows us learn learn from a massive community. Thanks again!

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    Hi again Paul. I entirely agree with what your saying, there is no point in randomly sharing everything you come across. That's not the point of this idea! Thanks for reiterating that here, new hubbers must realise and take note! Thanks for the positives!

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    Thank you for the positives, very much appreciated. I agree with you and I'd go as far to say Brett is a hub pioneer! We all like reading high quality, useful and interesting pieces. Spreading such content is just great and a tribute deservedly needs to be written for such achievements! Long may the sharing experience continue. Great comment Mary, thanks again!

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    A comment from the entrepreneur himself! I thought another hub was needed to pay a short and well deserved tribute to yourself! I, like many other newbies am constantly trekking around hubpages looking for advice and tips. This hub amongst many others is perfect in assisting to get the ball rolling.

    I'm not surprised you have a feel good factor as numerous people have wrote hubs about your idea! Can you come up with another one soon please?!

    I agree, let's keep up the feel good factor on hubpages and continue to share quality hubs! Thanks for the positive feedback! :)

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    Apologies for the lack of @ to you all! I hope you can work it out?! I was under the assumption that each comment would come directly under yours, evidently not. Thanks for the feedback y'all!

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    Cynthia 4 years ago from North Myrtle Beach, SC

    I konow you said you weren't going into details about HOW to share, but do you have a quick reference to a how to hub? I tried the link above but got nowhere fast. Thanks. Great hub. Voted up and awesome. If I can figure out how to share I will definitely share this one!

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    @xanzaacow, Hubpages is a bit of a maze when you first get started isn't it! If you like a hub which you feel is worthy of sharing with the community, look to the right right hand side of the page bar with facebook, tweet, hub followers share etc. Comment and click what media you would like to share through.

    However, you have to take time reading hubs and not spam. The idea here, as mentioned by Brett Tesol and reiterated by JS Matthew and myself is to share quality work that deserves it. Please take note! JS Matthews hub also provides a step by step guide with pictures on how to share, read it carefully you can't miss it!

    I hope this helps. Welcome to hubpages.

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    molometer 4 years ago

    This is a great tribute to a great hubber, Brett Tesol. Well done.

    Voted up and sharing

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    Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

    I love to share others hubs! Really good hubs deserve to be shared. I have received a lot of views and followers due to someone sharing one of my hubs. I like to share the love, but ... what has happened to our share buttons??? I see no where to share this hub at this time. I really liked it when we had reddit, stumble, G+, etc. on our site as it made sharing really easy and I think it benefited everyone. Voting this up, useful and would like to share it with followers, but don't don't know how now. :(

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    Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

    Hi, great hub! I have been sharing for some time now, and I've discovered that it's fun to share. I really go for it, I think I'm only short of signing up to Pinterest! It took me a little time to learn all the details of each page on the social network, they are all so different, but I managed it at last. Voted up, awesome and interesting! Have a good day!

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    Sherry Hewins 4 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

    I was a bit resistant to the idea. The way Brett Tesol outlined it, it sounded like, OK I'm sharing your's, so you'd better share mine. Then we had the mad sharing hubber who shared hundreds of hubs every day. That said, I love sharing. So yes, it is worth it. It benefits the author, my followers, and perhaps me. Sometimes I go for days without sharing, sometimes I share 3 times in a day. I love when the people I follow share great hubs they enjoy, and I hope they appreciate the hubs I share.

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    bryanbaldwin 4 years ago from Los Angeles

    Sharing is worth is if it comes from an authentic place.

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    Melis Ann 4 years ago from Mom On A Health Hunt

    I've noticed a benefit to sharing as well. I often check in on hubbers that I know share my hubs to see if they have anything new that I can share. It's all about teamwork!

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    @molometer. He certainly is a great hubber! Thanks for your comment.

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    @sgbrown, your right, great hubs should be shared! It's a great idea and one which has probably reached a large population of hubpages. I think you'll find the newly located SHARE button on the right hand side of the page! It follows you as you scroll down whilst reading. I Hope this helps! Thanks for your excellent comment, I will be dropping by your pages soon.

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    @JoanVeronica thanks for stopping by and your positive comments. I will have to to take more timer trying to master all of the social networking opportunities that are available out there, it sounds like a task in itself but well worthwhile if you can keep up with it all!

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    @SherryHewins, I'm sure there are people out there trying to abuse the idea for their own personal gain without really taking into consideration the actual point of it. I agree it's fun to find well written, interesting material and share with your followers, hopefully with like-minded interests it will benefit all. Thanks for your insightful comment!

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    @brynabaldwin, like Brett.Tesol and JSMatthew both highlight, only share the hubs that are worthy of sharing! Well said!

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    livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

    @Melis Ann, yeah it is all about teamwork, that's why it's such a great idea! If you are good to your followers I'm sure they will be good to you also. However, I only share what I think my followers might find interesting, as I did. Thanks for dropping by!

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